Bolivia Prepares to Give Mother Nature Legal Rights

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Bolivia is in the process of passing La Ley De la Madre Tierra (The Law of Mother Earth), which would give nature similar rights as those granted to human beings. Some of Bolivia’s environmental woes stem from its heavy mining of raw materials, including tin, silver and gold.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

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It wasn’t long before Bolivia followed suit, amending its constitution in 2011 to insure that presidents, politicians and piranhas all had the same rights. to 4C before 2112, Bolivia will be primarily desert – a startling conclusion which explains all too well why Bolivians are troubled.

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Bolivia set to pass world first laws giving all nature equal rights to humans


Bolivia's Government has been attracting alot of attention lately and as it gets set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans it will attract a lot more. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and social groups in Bolivia is a massive redefinition of rights.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

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President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. The First World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (WPCCC) took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Bolivia Creates New Law To Give Nature The Same Equal Rights As Humans


That’s what lawmakers in Bolivia are taking steps toward with their “ Law of Mother Earth &# bill. Hopefully Bolivia’s bold move will lead to laws like this being implemented elsewhere!

Bolivia To Protect Endangered Dolphin

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While the answer would vary depending upon the expert and species, one species which has been considered worthy of rescue is the Amazon river dolphin in Bolivia, which is also known as a pink dolphin.

Countries on front line of climate change join experts and activists in Bolivia for World Peoples' Conference

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Beginning Monday, April 19th, some 15,000 people from around the world along with representatives of 70 governments, mainly from Least Developed Countries, will meet in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivia is facing a rapid loss of its glaciers due to global temperature change, while small island states such as Comoros will be in attendance to discuss rising sea levels.

Jewelry by Pippa Small: Impactful and Joyous (in More Ways than Just Aesthetically)

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And the designer doesn’t just have an eye for style, she works with what is the world’s 1st registered Fairtrade gold mine in Bolivia , and partnered with Afghanistan-based charity Turtle Mountain , which is working to regenerate the country’s traditional arts.

Bolivia responds to US on climate debt: "If you break it, you buy it."

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the US chief negotiator Todd Stern's rejection of paying it's climate debt - the principle of polluter pays - Pablo Solon, Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations said the following: "Admitting responsibility for the climate crisis without taking necessary actions to address it is like someone burning your house and then refusing to pay for it. "In Bolivia we are facing a crisis we had no role in causing.

Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

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’ Co-founders Karla (from Bolivia) and Joel (from Puerto Rico) met while he was serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. It’s name references the wooden umbrellas female vendors construct in the markets of Bolivia to sell their wares.

The Andean Avocet

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This is partly because it leaves at such high elevations (11,811 – 15,090 feet above sea level) along the high Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. I am starting a series of posts where I introduce little known birds we can relate. These would be mostly Neotropical birds that have a North American counterpart most are familiar with. Today I introduce the cool Andean Avocet. The Andean Avocet is not a rare bird, but not a lot of folks have seen it.

Tradition Merges with Modern Medicine to Save Lives.

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He called on Bolivia’s traditional craft knitters to help—and make them by hand. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) artisans bolivia heart defect knitting modern medicine

Equal Rights Granted to Nature


’s excellent paper The Guardian, April 11, 2011: Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. Animism Cranky Rants Spiritual Ecopsychology Bolivia indigenous knowledge legal rights nature nature - legal rights PachamamaIn a breathtaking movement toward sustainability through wisdom, indigenous philosophy regarding right relationship with Earth is about to become law. From the U.K.’s

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. Similar things are happening in Bolivia where the President Evo Morales have nationalized the countries energy industry.

Mick Jagger Named Amazon Ambassador


Specifically, he is now the ambassador for the Madre de Dios area, a region which borders both Brazil and Bolivia. Here’s a bit of weird news: The Peruvian government has made Mick Jagger an honorary tourism ambassador for the Amazon rainforest. Jagger received the new title at a special ceremony, during which he was given gifts [.]. Causes Entertainment Environment Music mick jagger

Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses


Following in the footsteps of other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay), Colombia today announced a ban on the use of wild animals in any traveling or stationary circuses.

Bolivia calls for urgent high level meeting to do what hasnt been achieved at Bonn


Today, at the close of UN climate talks in Bonn that failed to address the huge shortfall in emission targets compared to what the science suggests is necessary, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia called for a high-level meeting to discuss how to drastically reduce climate pollution. "In

The Rights of Mother Earth- Ecuador and Bolivia Enshrine Her Rights


Following in the footsteps of Ecuador , Bolivia is about to declare rights for Mother Earth.

The Andean Gull

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This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). On the series “North American birds with Neotropical Counterparts”, this time I introduce the Andean Gull. Gulls are often referred as “seagulls” due to their general association to the sea or sea shores. The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association. It normally lives as far from the sea as can be.

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The Heart of the matter is the depth of Pollution Cuts - Four Degrees of Warming is Catastrophe for Many -Bolivia


In Bonn today Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia talked about how to move the talks forward in 2011. The key issue at these talks is the gap between how much climate pollution we need to reduce and how much countries are committed to reducing.

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

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1) Moonrise – Sunset/moonrise in Altiplano, Bolivia. If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature.

Bolivia Takes a Stand- Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

Bolivia Takes a Stand- Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

Bolivia gets Stuck in - Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

Bolivia- The Reason it Cares So Much About Serious Cuts in Emissions - its survival depends on it


Bolivia's President Eva Morales and their Ambassador have been very active in explaining to the world recently why they can not sit back and agree to the level of GHG emissions which will lead to a 3.5degree rise in temperature. If it doesn't it basically becomes a desert. Glaciers are melting , or have disappeared completely, crops are failing,the farmlands lack water and people do not have enough at work. The impact of climate change is everywhere and evident.

No Surprise: Protected Areas Work

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More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand. They find that in Bolivia, Indonesia and Thailand a more strict protection level equals less deforestation.

Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

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As it streaks across the Andean skies of Bolivia and Argentina with its flashy tail, its not hard to see how this bird got the name “comet&#. You are wandering through a tropical rainforest. It is late morning and the humidity seems to rise with every step.

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Protecting the Hyacinth Macaw and the Cerrado

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The three major strongholds of the Hyacinth Macaw are Pantanal region encompassing parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Cerrado in interior, and Brazil’s eastern Amazon Basin region. Who doesn’t love a macaw?

Upcoming Potential ABA-countable Exotics from Florida

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Mitred Parakeet ( Aratinga mitrata ), a large and lively Aratinga parakeet from Andean forests in Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina, is a familiar exotic to both birders in Miami-Dade and southern California where large populations reside.

The Dirty Secret About Quinoa – And Its Real Cost

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This healthy superfood filling up kitchen cupboards of ethical and vegetarian eaters comes at a high price for those in Peru and Bolivia .

Sword-billed Hummingbird

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Male Sword-billed Hummingbird at Yanacocha Reserve The Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera ) is a South American hummingbird found at high elevations (1700-3600m) in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. Not all bird species are equally spectacular.

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

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Bolivia lost 1,010 hectares (2,496 acres) to degradation on average inside each of its protected areas each year from 2004 to 2009. Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. Photo: © Susan G. Ellis/TNC. By Craig Leisher, Senior Social Scientist.

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Ice, snow, so where’s the global warming?

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In another good article , Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations explains the seriousness of even sharper cuts in emissions, and also his concept of “climate debt.&#. Photo credit: laszlo-photo.

These 2 Children Grew up in a Bike Trailer (and Loved It)


Long story short, we ended up in a small village in Samaipata, Bolivia, by chance really, and right away thought this was the right place for us. One evening in Bolivia, for instance, the sun came down on the altiplano and the temperature was starting to drop.

American Made, Fair Trade Gold Wedding Rings Now

Green (Living) Review

Reflective Images, a pioneer in the ethical sourcing and production of jewelry, is among the first in the United States to be sourcing their fair trade gold from two mining cooperatives certified under the Fair Labeling Organization: Sotrami in Peru and Cotapata in Bolivia.

Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

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Although she doesn’t mention it, that campaign contributed to the formation of what might be called the anti-FTAA, a trade and cultural alliance based on solidarity – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which includes Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment

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No wonder the casino industry is worth some $30 billion—more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bolivia! | Follow The Green | Nearly seven in ten Americans will gamble this year, and that statistic is matched or doubled-down in other parts of the world.

Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

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